LING 512 - Phonetics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 313.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the nature of human speech and speech sounds. The course goals are: (1) To understand the speech process, which involves transmission of an acoustic signal from a speaker to a listener, and to arrive at a representation of speech sounds in terms of their articulatory (speaker-based), acoustic, and perceptual (listener-based) characteristics. Towards this goal, students are introduced to fundamental principles of phonetic theory through readings and lectures. (2) To introduce students to phonetic experimentation and modeling. Small-scale experiments provide training in acoustic analysis and perceptual testing, and reinforce theoretical principles by serving as empirical tests of selected claims. (3) To consider the relation between human articulatory and perceptual capacities and patterns in linguistic sound systems (i.e., phonology). Our exploration of issues related to this third goal is necessarily preliminary, serving as a bridge between phonetics and future coursework that many students will take in phonology. (4) To provide practical experience in producing and transcribing sounds of the world's languages.

LING 512 - Phonetics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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